"Manufaktur der Träume (6): Baroque Miners Parade" Annaberg-Buchholz Travelogue by Kathrin_E

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In 1719 Prince Elector Friedrich August of Saxony, son of August the Strong, married Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, daughter of Emperor Joseph I. The marriage festivities included a parade of miners from the Ore Mountains. The newlyweds and their entourage are watching from the tribune.

A devoted woodcarver has created this model parade with hundreds of figures.

The miners march in their parade uniforms and present their work. Here is a wheelbarrow with ore.

Melting ovens were set on wheels and pulled along.

(I like the way the fire is depicted... I assume this is painted wool.)

Trumpeters and drummers in the parade.

Miners with torches (again, flames and smoke are probably painted wool.)

A miniature mine at the end of the parade

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